Archives of Attitudes

Fiftieth Birthday Ideas– Nifty 50 Update #1

Fiftieth birthday ideas….hmmm. I thought I would do something EXTRA special for the day. But a day isn’t very long…. Many of you will remember that I turned 50 this year, and to commemorate this major milestone, I made a list of 50 things I wanted to do in the year between my birthdays– from March 31, 2015 to March […]

Summer Book Review #2

Hi there. How’s your Summer? I’m liking mine, though it could use a bit more travel. It has, however, been blessed with a lot of creativity in the recreational sense– but even more so in the occupational sense. I’ve worked a lot, created a lot. One practice I’ve put into place that saves me from […]

A Selection from Lovingkindness 2.0

(This blogpost is a special adaptation I’ve made for you based on some of the written materials in a Meditation Experience that I’ll be releasing later this year. It’s called Lovingkindness 2.0.) More about LK 2.0 later, but for now I’ll say these things… It’s a heart-centered journey… And it’s my very first totally digital course!! […]

Yoga Nidra Magic from The Master Who Created It

What’s your favorite way to relax?  Do you head for the bed and horizontalize? Watch youtube videos of baby goats wearing pajamas? Make a big pot of mashed potatoes with extra butter, collapse on the sofa and watch an HBO series? Cocktails with friends? Walk in the park? A good sweaty yoga practice? Some or all of […]

Gods are Us– 2015 Summer Reading Series Pt. 1 (Book Reviews)

“I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth. The only truth I can understand or express is, logically defined, a lie. Psychologically defined, a symbol. Aesthetically defined, a metaphor.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of […]

Nifty Fifty: A List for a Year of Living

“Most people believe vulnerability is weakness, but really vulnerability is courage. We must ask ourselves…are we really ready to show up and be seen?” — Brene Brown     I turned Nifty Fifty a couple of weeks ago. I kind of like the dorky, middle-aged humor kind of ring of “Nifty Fifty”. I had a great […]

Yoga Nidra: The Practice of Inner Beauty Sleep

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda   “We see the beauty within and cannot say no.” ― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius       Beauty and Sleep.  Two very good friends, bedfellows even. The expression “Beauty Sleep” usually conjures the […]

Bloggers: Open the Door, Stay Fluid, Be a Mirror

I’m not a blogging expert, but I’ve been blogging for almost a decade now and I want to share what I’ve learned the hard way, over the long haul, by trial and error. As a blogger, open the door, stay fluid, be a mirror. Writing to people via email and online has value, yet will never replace talking […]

3 am Yoga- or, Yoga Practice to Soothe Sleeplessness

3 AM. I’m in bed. Wide awake. I’m not worried about a thing, yet I‘m surely not falling sleep anytime soon. I know a thing or two about sleeplessness. My body is drawn into the yoga posture known as Child’s Pose (face down, knees drawn alongside the ribcage, in wide-knee fetal position). I’m hugging a pillow underneath my chest. […]

My Best Practices + Favorite Apps for Getting Work Done Distraction Free

Getting work done. Sound dreary and dreadful? But what about our dreams, heart’s desires? Stuff we feel deeply compelled to do? Some of that stuff is work, some is play. Work and play both fall under the life-category of “Non-Negotiable”. Work:  There’s work for money. Working for an employer or running a business. And work for […]